3 angelMD Startups Make Livestrong Big C Semi-finals Jul 24, 2014 11:25AM

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) July 24, 2014

Three companies from the angelMD network were chosen Wednesday to be semi-finalists in Livestrong's Big C Competition. Out of 700 competition entrants, Chiron Health, Litesprite, and Decisive Health are each headed to the semi-final round. In this round twenty teams are invited to participate in Livestrong's exclusive three-month accelerator program, complete with mentoring from thought-leaders and medical entrepreneurs from all over the country.

As part of the angelMD commitment to the Livestrong vision around the Big C competition, CTO Jens Francis will participate as a mentor.

"I'm excited to serve in a mentorship role. Livestrong has a terrific vision around supporting medical startups making an impact, and we are on board 100%," says Jens Francis. "I look forward to working with the innovative companies in their network."

About Chiron Health
Chiron Health, based in Austin, Texas, is a unique telemedicine platform for outpatient follow-up care--with full regulatory and reimbursement support for physician practices. The company provides a secure technology platform that leverages the existing computers, tablets, and mobile devices that physicians and patients use every day, providing a high-touch telemedicine toolkit--including full reimbursement from private payers.

About Litesprite
Seattle-based Litesprite is a company dedicated to finding innovative ways to help people learn, develop, and maintain healthy habits. By combining proven medical treatments with the joy of games, Litesprite builds experiences that help people improve their health.

About Decisive Health
Led by Nathanael Rosidi, Ph.D., and Jonathan Shih, Ph.D, Decisive Health enables specialists to see more patients by improving the quality and efficiency of patient consultations. Decisive Health educates patients about recommended treatment options, predicts patient treatment preferences, and qualifies patients for procedures sooner. The company is based in San Francisco.

About angelMD
angelMD is an investment marketplace connecting physicians with innovative medical startups seeking capital investments, advisors, and users. Leading physicians from all over the US have joined the angelMD Clinical Advisory Board and Leaders Club to help source and evaluate opportunities in biotechnology, medical device and healthcare technology. For more information, visit http://www.angelmd.co.

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Light Brigade® Introduces High-speed Fiber Optic Systems Training DVD Jul 24, 2014 11:25AM

Tukwila, WA and Spartanburg, SC (PRWEB) July 24, 2014

The Light Brigade, AFL's education and training division, introduces its newest menu-based staff training DVD titled, "High-speed Fiber Optic Systems." The DVD examines the rapid improvement of spectral efficiency within the fiber optic system and addresses how advanced modulation formats work to help meet the demand for higher speed data transmission.

The new DVD features nine chapters providing insight into the newest modulation formats and techniques, helping users achieve greater reliability, flexibility, scalability and ultimately greater efficiency within their fiber optic infrastructures. The DVD addresses such formats as coherent transmission, forward error correction, digital signal processing, software-defined networking, and optical amplification and switching.

"The demand of high speed transmission systems requires new techniques to transmit and receive high speed signals," said Dario De Paolis, vice president and general manager of Light Brigade. "This DVD addresses how advanced modulation formats coupled with forward error correction and coherent detection technologies achieves this goal."

In addition, the DVD includes a customizable bonus quiz for students. An instructor version is also available upon request. For more information about the Light Brigade, visit http://www.lightbrigade.com.

About the Light Brigade
Since its founding in 1987, the Light Brigade has instructed more than 50,000 attendees worldwide in its public and custom classes on fiber optic design, maintenance and testing, including advanced topics such as FTTx, DWDM and PMD/CD. In addition to creating custom courses tailored to any need or skill level, the company produces educational DVDs, CDs and online courses that provide focus on specific fiber-related topics.

About AFL
AFL provides industry-leading products and services to the electric utility, broadband, communications, enterprise and OEM markets as well as the emerging markets of oil and gas, mining, nuclear, avionics, renewables and transportation. The company's diverse product portfolio includes fiber optic cable, transmission and substation accessories, outside plant equipment, connectors, fusion splicers, test equipment and training. AFL's service portfolio includes market-leading positions with the foremost communications companies supporting inside plant central office, EF&I, outside plant, enterprise and wireless areas.

Founded in 1984, AFL is proud to offer engineering expertise, exceptional products and reliable service that help our customers improve their critical and electrical infrastructure. AFL has operations in the U.S., Mexico, Canada, Europe, Asia and the South Pacific. The company is headquartered in Spartanburg, SC and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fujikura Ltd. of Japan. For more information, visit http://www.AFLglobal.com.

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Northern Power Systems Corp. Announces Date and Time for Its Second Quarter 2014 Financial Results Presentation and Conference Call Jul 24, 2014 11:20AM

BARRE, VT -- (Marketwired) -- 07/24/14 -- Northern Power Systems Corp. (TSX: NPS), a next generation renewable energy technology company, announced today that on Tuesday, August 5, 2014, at 4:30 p.m. (EDT), the company will issue its second quarter financial results, and at 5:00 p.m., will make available a presentation and prepared comments regarding the results. Both will be available on the Investor Relations section of the company's website at http://www.ir.northernpower.com. Following the presentation, the company will host a live conference call with management to discuss the financial results. The conference call will be available via web cast on the Investor Relations section of Northern Power's website and via dial-in at +1-877-317-6789 and internationally at +1-412-317-6789. Participants should ask to be joined to the Northern Power Systems call.

About Northern Power Systems

Northern Power Systems designs, manufactures, and sells wind turbines, and provides engineering development services and technology licenses for energy applications, into the global marketplace from its US headquarters and European offices.

* Northern Power Systems has almost 40 years' experience in technologies and products generating renewable energy.

* Northern Power Systems currently manufactures the NPS™ 60 and NPS™ 100 turbines.

* With over 5 million run time hours across its global fleet, Northern Power wind turbines provide customers with clean, cost effective, reliable renewable energy.

* Patented next generation permanent magnet/direct drive (PM/DD) technology uses fewer moving parts, delivers higher energy capture, and provides increased reliability due to reduced maintenance and downtime.

* Northern Power Systems offers comprehensive in-house development services, including systems level engineering, advanced drivetrains, power electronics, PM machine design, and remote monitoring systems to the energy industry.

* Some of the world's largest manufacturers license the company's next generation technology and IP for their utility and distributed wind products and markets.

To learn more about Northern Power Systems, please visit www.northernpower.com.

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Ciel R. CaldwellChief Financial Officer of Northern Power Systems(+1.857.209.3606) ir@northernpower.com 

Source: Northern Power Systems AG

Report on Cyber Crime Outlines Security Cycle to Help Organisations Jul 24, 2014 11:19AM

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM -- (Marketwired) -- 07/24/14 -- A new report published by Computacenter is outlining the security cycle in order to help tackle and prevent cyber crime amongst organisations.

To ensure improvement efforts are focused on the right areas, organisations must first understand where they are and where they want to be with their security position. They need to assess. They need to audit. And they need to act.

The global annual loss from cyber crime is roughly $300bn, according to the Center for Strategic and International Studies. With these relentless cyber threats emerging, organisations must grasp the true end-to-end visibility of the security cycle.

With security no longer constrained by any perimeter, these activities must encompass a wide range of risks across a wide range of end-points. Given such complexity, it's not surprising that a quarter of organisations have never carried out any form of security risk assessment.

Security assessments should span each stage of the attack cycle -- before, during and after -- and pinpoint areas for improvement. Working with an external partner will not only simplify but also accelerate the assessment process -- and the closing of any gaps.

Click here to download Computacenter's report, titled 'Close the Security Gap with a Unified Approach', for free.

To find out more information about preventing cyber crime, visit http://www.computacenter.com/security

Lauren Shepard
Marketing Manager

Source: Computacenter

Simply Stylist 2014: A Day of Shopping, Learning, and Networking Returns to Chicago on July 26 Jul 24, 2014 11:20AM

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) July 24, 2014

Simply Stylist, the leading source for connecting consumers with top tier insiders in the fashion industry, will be returning to the Windy City for its second annual event on Saturday, July 26. The event was established to inspire those with a passion for all things fashion and beauty and includes a networking brunch, panels and breakout sessions with top industry experts, shopping, and pampering. Attendees of Simply Stylist Chicago will be offered an exclusive opportunity to interact, engage, and network with one another, as well as shop the latest fashions from the most sought after brands. The event will be held on Saturday, July 26 from 10 AM to 5 PM and will take place at the dana hotel & spa, located at 660 N State Street.

Since 2009, Simply Stylist has brought consumers, tastemakers and industry experts together in one room to network, educate, inspire, and explore. From coast to coast, Simply Stylist specializes in fashion, beauty, lifestyle, health, and entertainment. During the event, attendees have the unique opportunity to connect with potential employers, companies, and brands, allowing time to learn more about the respective industries, make lasting business connections, and foster new friendships. Past speakers at Simply Stylist include Jay Manuel, Whitney Port, Louise Roe, Brad Goreski, Aimee Song and more.

Simply Stylist is partnering with the nonprofit organization The Farley Project. The Farley Project is a 501c3 love, kindness and leadership organization founded by Kravetz PR partner Elissa Kravetz. The Farley Project offers an 8-week program for Middle and High Schools that touches upon the impact of bullying. Simply Stylist will donate 5% of all ticket sales to The Farley Project.

Hosted by E! News host, Catt Sadler, the panel will feature a group of stylists, bloggers, designers, and editors carefully selected by Simply Stylist Founder Sarah Boyd. Current panelists include Stephanie Mark (Co-founder of The Coveteur), Wendy Nguyen (Wendy's Lookbook), and Annie Finch (Founder of Katherine Cosmetics) with more to be announced soon.

Simply Stylist Chicago also features an exclusive networking brunch and speech by noted lifestyle blogger Lauren Gores, a panelist meet & greet, complimentary food and cocktails, hairstyling by Blowtique, complimentary gift bags, and a designer shopping event from a variety of the hottest brands such as Sunglass Warehouse, Martine Ali Jewelry, Rad and Refined, Cocktail Perfume and more. Guests will also enjoy two festive panel Coffee Breaks including a Skintimate® Shave Gel photo booth area, makeup touch ups provided by Katherine Cosmetics, complimentary manicures by LVX, the opportunity to be styled by celebrity stylist, Jacqueline Rezak, and complimentary sign-ups for the Keaton Row look book challenge powered by Marie Claire.

There will also be five different breakout sessions held throughout the afternoon featuring Jill Badlotto of The Chicago Blogger Network (Blogging 101), Founder of eDrop-Off Corri McFadden (Branding Yourself), Style Expert Marcellas Reynolds (Styling 101), Founder of Keaton Row Eleanor Mak (Entrepreneurship: Building Your Fashion Business), Makeup Artist Tia Dantzler (Beauty Tips) and Heidy Best of BeClothesMinded (Body Image). Don't miss this chance for learning, networking and of course shopping!

Tickets are available at http://simplystylist.com/chicago-2014/ . VIP Fashionista Tickets are $200, which includes VIP Brunch, Fashion and Beauty Panel with VIP Seating, Brand Experience, and Breakout Sessions. It also includes complimentary cocktails and a VIP Simply Stylist Gift Bag. Fashion & Beauty Lover tickets are $100, which includes access to the Fashion &
Beauty Panel, Brand Experience & Breakout Sessions and a gift bag. Social Butterfly tickets are just $20 and include access to the Brand Experience, Pampering & Breakout Sessions.

About Simply Stylist
Simply Stylist is a Los Angeles based company dedicated to connecting consumers with top tier stylists, bloggers, editors and tastemakers in the fashion industry. With events in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles, Simply Stylist provides tools and tips from a panel of industry experts to those interested in fashion, styling, and beauty. Each city also includes a networking lunch where attendees have the opportunity to connect with potential employers, companies, and brands in a conversational setting, allowing individuals to learn more about the industries. Each event concludes with a designer fashion and beauty brand experience where attendees can discover the trends and be styled by a celebrity stylist. In 2012, Simply Stylist expanded their reach to include PR for a variety of talent and influencers within the entertainment industry including television personalities, wardrobe stylists, and beauty gurus, to name a few.

About The Farley Project
The Farley Project is a 501c3 love, kindness and leadership nonprofit organization, with an eight-week program that touches upon bullying. The charity is named The Farley Project as homage to the junior high school where the charity founder, Elissa Kravetz, was bullied. It was also the very place where her spirit started to expand and understand that we are all equal and we all deserve peaceful, loving experiences in our communities at large. During our program, we discuss topics that focus on self-love, kindness, positive self-worth, conflict resolution, active listening, and more. We work with a wide-range of students from middle school to high school, with the aim to impact their lives in the most positive and powerful way possible, by focusing on oneself and others.

About the dana hotel and spa:
Developed by Chicago-based Neighborhood Development Corporation in a joint venture with Gold Coast Hotels, Inc., the dana hotel and spa is the only locally-owned and operated luxury lifestyle hotel in Chicago built from the ground up. Since its opening in 2007 it has become a local gathering place, community landmark, and one of the most revered boutique hotels in the city. The expression 'dana' translates from Sanskrit to mean 'the pleasure of giving' and was the driving force behind the development of all aspects of the 216-room boutique hotel and spa. From aesthetics and ambiance to unmatched service, the foundations of the dana hotel & spa are evident in its commitment to the well-being and harmony of its guests and the surrounding community. Open, airy, and inviting are qualities of the dana hotel common areas and guest rooms, its restaurant Freestyle Food + Drink, Vertigo Sky Lounge, and the spa at dana. For more information, visit http://www.danahotelandspa.com.

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